Children's experiences of poverty and exclusion-Dr Tess Ridge
Children are very anxious about their families having enough money – enough for thembut also enough for bills and so on. Children experiencing poverty or low incomes have very particular forms of knowledge: they know and understand about the cost of everything, for example food and petrol, and that having enough of them can be a problem. They have a lot of understanding of when there isn’t enough money, and that is
a weighty thing for them to carry around in life.
Presentation to Child Poverty Action Group NZ, AGM July 28 2008.